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El Paso woman arrested for giving hydrocodone to 5-month-old

Woman arrested for giving 5-month-old painkillers (Source: El Paso Police Department)

Police arrested a woman who is accused of giving hydrocodone to a 5-month-old baby.

The investigation showed that 34-year-old Sapphire Elizabeth Araujo crushed the medication pills and fed it to the baby.

The El Paso Police Department received the report from Child Protective Services.

Araujo was arrested on Tuesday at her home in Canutillo.

Araujo was taken to the El Paso Detention Center and charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

She is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The baby was taken to a hospital and has since recovered.

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